Posted on Jan 21, 2019
When it comes to choosing your career if I were a betting man I would say in 90% of cases it looks very different from what it was when you were 5 or 6. We don’t tend to ‘choose’ a career path but merely fall into one. For me, as a child, I wanted to be a soldier. I was fascinated with the wide array of vehicles and weapons not to mention the prospect of even becoming a spy like James Bond! Shaken not stirred…
However, when reality came knocking my chosen profession couldn’t have been further from what I had wanted to be as a child. I was lucky in the sense that I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do. A...
Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Judy Faulkner, Mark Zuckerberg, Cher Wang. What do they all have in common? They have all been hugely successful in business. If I was a betting man I would say that most, if not all of us who know these people, would have thought, ‘I want a taste of that!’
Let’s be honest, these are the guys that if we were all playing the same computer game have not only completed it whilst the rest of us all struggle on level two, they are the ones that have completed every level on every difficulty, made it look easy and are looking at the bugs in the game and how to overcome them.
Whilst working our 9-5 jobs most of us may sit there and think, ‘I can do that, I have what it takes, I can make this happen’. The reality is that most of us won’t. That’s not to say that we can’t, anyone could, but...
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
The GNA team will be running a putting competition on the 5th of October at this year's Kent Construction Expo 2017! We will be on stand 133 and the lucky winner will get to choose from a selection of fantastic experience days.
The Expo is one of the largest Construction sector events in the UK showcasing the best of the industry in the South East.
The event comprises of a really large meet the buyer event (600 appointments with 30 leading contractors), a comprehensive programme of themed workshops and displays of the latest product innovations. Construction Expo will provide the industry with a highly focused gateway to learn, network and capitalise on the region’s major construction opportunities.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Some of the GNA Team at this year’s Tough Mudder. ‘5 miles. 13 obstacles. One extraordinary experience.’ We’d heard on the grapevine that this was the best-rated team obstacle course going so thought we’d put ourselves to the test – here’s an after shot of a few of our front runners.
Posted on Sep 7, 2017
5 Ways to nail a phone interview
Now days it is becoming a more frequent occurrence for business owners to arrange a short phone call as a first form of interview. This small piece of communication allows an employer to get a grasp on the candidate before they meet face to face, giving them a small inkling as too what they are like and how they would potentially fit in.
Even though the interview is taking place over the phone, it does not mean that you, as a potential employee should take it any less seriously than your conventual interview.
Take and use notes
One of the most useful things about a phone interview, is that the employer cannot see you using and referring to notes that you have taken.
We would highly recommend having the following close to hand:
A list of characteristics, ranging from personal skills to employable traits...
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Getting in touch with a trusted and reliable recruiter is the most efficient way to get the job that you are after. GNA Group work extremely hard in order to find the best role for all of our candidates considering every aspect of the role, from the working environment and salary to the amount of holiday and ease of access. Nevertheless, we require certain things from all of our candidates to ensure that the process runs smoothly and efficiently.
These are: Honesty
Finding a job is an extremely important part of your life and we believe that it is key that you find a role that is right for you. It is highly recommended that you do not jump at the first thing you see and always take care to ensure that the role is correct for you. You need to be as honest with us about what kind of role/placement that you are searching for and if you have any...
Posted on Apr 21, 2017
Responding to the announcement that Prime Minister Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June, Kate Shoesmith, Head of Policy at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), says:
“It’s been a turbulent year for politics and by extension the markets. So far the labour market has held up well – we have record high employment and record low unemployment.
“I hope that all the parties go into this short, intense campaign with the value of a strong labour market to the UK economy at the forefront of their minds. Our industry is worth £35.1 billion to the economy and recruiters transform peoples’ lives every day. That contribution needs to be recognised and supported by whoever forms the next government.”